Obituary: Quentin Burdick

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The Independent Online
Quentin Burdick, politician, died Fargo North Dakota 8 September, aged 84. A Democratic Senator, known as 'the King of Pork' for his unashamed championship of 'pork-barrel' projects - federally funded works for his home- state of North Dakota. Notoriously, in 1990 he obtained a dollars 500,000 grant - later revoked - to build a museum to commemorate the birthplace of the bandleader Lawrence Welk. Head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee from 1986.

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